CHE - Chemistry

CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry I

This course fulfills the Lab Science requirement in the core. Not open to Science majors or students who have taken CHE 103.

Course Description: Designed to provide an introduction to general chemistry, the course includes atomic theory, molecular bonding, states of matter, chemical equations, solutions, and acid-base theory.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

CHE 101D Chemistry Discussion Group

0 credits

CHE 103 Elements of Chemistry I

Prerequisite: Not open to students who have taken CHE 101.

Course Description: Designed to provide an introduction to general chemistry, the course includes atomic theory, molecular bonding, states of matter, chemical equations, solution and acid-based theory. A research paper is required.

Course Rotation: Fall and Summer.

4 credits

CHE 104 Elements of Chemistry II

Not open to Biology, Chemistry, or Medical Technology majors or to students who have completed CHE 102.

Course Description: Course of study designed to provide the student with an introduction to organic chemistry and the properties of compounds of biological significance such as carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, vitamins, and hormones. A research paper is required.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 103 Min Grade D

CHE 105 Consumer Chemistry

Not For Science Majors. Fulfills Lab Science Requirement.

Course Description: The application of chemical principles to the study of consumer products. Topics include the composition and properties of medicines, beauty aids, automotive products, chemicals in foods, household cleaners, and photographic products.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring - Even years. PLV: Fall.

4 credits

CHE 106 Chemistry of Food and Cooking

Course Description: This is a lab science course that looks at cooking on a scientific basis. It explains the basic materials from which our food comes and how those components interact in the process of food preparation, the many methods of processing them and the perceptions of taste that dictate the features of food that are emphasized.

Course Rotation:PLV;Fall

3 credits

CHE 107 Forensic Chemistry I

This course fulfills the Lab Science requirement in the core.

Not for Science majors.

Course Description: An introductory course of the laboratory techniques in forensic science. There will be an emphasis upon the fundamental laboratory principles of chemistry as they apply to criminal investigations. Students will learn and perform typical forensic laboratory techniques: refractometry, spectroscopy, pH meter, chromatography, microscopy, wet analysis.

Course Rotation: Fall and Summer.

3 credits

CHE 108 Forensic Chemistry II

Not open to Science majors.

Course Description: A course in forensic science with an emphasis upon the fundamental chemistry of criminal investigations. The principles of chemical science are integrated with a study of the methods and techniques in forensic science.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 107 Min Grade D

CHE 111 General Chemistry I

This course fulfills the Lab Science requirement in the core.

Prerequisite: College Preparatory Mathematics.

Course Description: An introduction for science majors to atomic and molecular structure. Topics include matter and energy, gaseous state, chemical calculations, atoms, sub-atomic particles, electronic structure of atoms, bonding theory, and thermodynamics. Laboratory coordinated with lecture includes quantitative procedures.

Course Rotation:Fall, Spring and Summer.

4 credits

CHE 111A General Chemistry I (Lecture)

Prerequisite: College preparatory Mathematics. Open only to students enrolled at other colleges requiring Lecture only. Consult the Chemistry department for registration procedure.

Course Description: An introduction for science majors to atomic and molecular structure. Topics include matter and energy, gaseous state, chemical calculations, atoms, sub-atomic particles, electronic structure of atoms, bonding theory, and thermodynamics.

3 credits

CHE 111B General Chemistry I (Laboratory)

Prerequisite: College Preparatory Mathematics. Open only to students enrolled at other colleges requiring Lab only. Consult the Chemistry department for registration procedure.

1 credits

CHE 111D General Chemistry I - Discussion Group

0 credits

CHE 112 General Chemistry II

Course Description: A study of liquids and solutions, electrolytes, acid-base theory, kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry and descriptive chemistry of representative metallic and non-metallic elements. Laboratory includes qualitative analysis.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring and Summer. PLV: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 111 Min Grade D

CHE 112A General Chemistry II (Lecture)

Prerequisite: College Preparatory Mathematics. Open only to students enrolled at other colleges requiring Lecture only. Consult the Chemistry department for registration procedure.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 111 Min Grade D

CHE 112B General Chemistry II (Laboratory)

Prerequisite: College Preparatory Mathematics. Open only to students enrolled at other colleges requiring Lab only. Consult the Chemistry department for registration procedure.

1 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 111 Min Grade D

CHE 112D General Chemistry II - Discussion Group

0 credits

CHE 209 Crime Scene Investigation

Course Description: This course is designed to aid the student in understanding how physical evidence is used as an investigative tool in crime scene processing and reconstruction. An in-depth study of the scientific principles and techniques associated with the collection, presentation and analysis of specific types of evidence will be emphasized in case based studies.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 107 Min Grade D

Corequisites

CHE 108

CHE 221 Analytical Methods and Techniques

Course Description: Theoretical and mathematical concepts of both gravimetric and volumetric analyses: quantitative separations, formation and properties of precipitates, acidimetry and alkalimetry, pH, titration curves, and redox reactions. Lab involves analysis of representative samples employing gravimetric and volumetric techniques.

Course Rotation: Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 112 Min Grade D

CHE 223 Organic Chemistry I

Students must fulfill the prerequisite or its equivalent.

Course Description: A study of organic compounds and organic reactions. Emphasis is placed on the use of reaction mechanisms and the relationship between structure and reactivity. Topics include the alkanes, the alkenes, the alkynes, alicyclic hydrocarbons, aromatics, stereochemistry and spectroscopy. Laboratory includes instruction in the preparation of organic compounds and the use of instrumental techniques.

Course Rotation: Fall and Summer.

5 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 112 Min Grade D

Corequisites

CHE 223R

CHE 223A Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)

Prerequisite: CHE 112 or equivalent and College Preparatory Mathematics. Open only to students enrolled at other colleges requiring Lecture only. Consult the Chemistry department for registration procedure.

Course Description: A study of organic compounds and organic reactions. Emphasis is placed on the use of reaction mechanisms and the relationship between structure and reactivity. Topics include the alkanes, the alkenes, alicyclic hydrocarbons, aromatics, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 112 Min Grade D

Corequisites

CHE 223R

CHE 223B Organic Chemistry I (Laboratory)

Prerequisite: CHE 112 or equivalent and College Preparatory Mathematics. Open only to students enrolled at other colleges requiring Lab only. Consult the Chemistry department for registration procedure.

Course Description: Laboratory includes instruction in the preparation or organic compounds and the use of instrumental techniques.

1 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 112 Min Grade D

CHE 223R Organic Chemistry I Recitation

Course Description: One-hour recitation course for students registered into CHE 223, Organic Chemistry I.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

0 credits

CHE 224 Organic Chemistry II

Course Description: A continuation of CHE 223. Topics include alkyl halides, alcohols, phenols, ethers, carboxylic acids and derivatives, aldehydes, ketones, amines, condensation reactions, carbohydrates, amino acids and reaction mechanisms. Laboratory includes advanced synthetic methods and qualitative organic analysis.

Course Rotation: Spring and Summer.

5 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 131 Min Grade D or CHE 223 Min Grade D

Corequisites

CHE 224R

CHE 224A Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)

Prerequisite: Open only to students enrolled at other colleges requiring lecture only. Consult the Chemistry department for registration procedures.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 131 Min Grade D or CHE 223 Min Grade D

Corequisites

CHE 224R

CHE 224B Organic Chemistry II (Laboratory)

Prerequisite: Openonly to students enrolled at other colleges requiring lab only. Consult the Chemistry department for registration procedures.

1 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 223 Min Grade D or CHE 131 Min Grade D

CHE 224R Organic Chemistry II Recitation

Course Description: One-hour recitation course for students registered into CHE 224, Organic Chemistry II.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

0 credits

CHE 296F Topics in Chemistry: Membrane Transport and Ionic Channels

Prerequisite: CHE 326, PHY 112, MAT 132 or permission of Chairperson.

Course Description: This course will address the physico-chemical principles and mechanisms found to be involved in membrane transport. New techniques in biochemistry, pharmacology, and membrane bio-physics will be explored in studying ionic transport across biomembranes. Upon completion of this courses, students will have a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the changes in ionic permeability due to excitation and signaling during membrane transport.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 326 and PHY 112 and MAT 132

CHE 300 Introduction to Physical Chemistry

Not open to Chemistry or Biochemistry majors.

Course Description: A one-semester course that covers the basic principles and applications of Physical Chemistry. It is designed for students majoring in sciences other than Chemistry and Biochemistry. It studies the concepts of energy-matter interaction. It starts with the basic thermodynamic relationships that describe the macroscopic aspects of energy exchange in systems with many components and many phases, such as real solutions. The thermodynamics part concludes with its implementation in understanding chemical equilibrium and reaction kinetics. Then the approach enters the microscopic level and the principles of Quantum Mechanics are introduced. The discussion is extended to elements of Molecular Quantum Mechanics and spectroscopy. Though the mathematical rigor of physical chemistry is maintained in this introductory course, emphasis is given to the physical and chemical principles.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 112 Min Grade D

CHE 301 Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics

This course is the same as PHY 215.

Course Description: Topics include: laws of thermodynamics, concepts of entropy and free energy, thermodynamic properties of solutions, phase equilibria, electrolytic solutions, chemical equilibrium and kinetic theory of gases.

Course Rotation: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

(PHY 112 Min Grade D or PHY 102 Min Grade D) and MAT 132 Min Grade D and CHE 112 Min Grade D

CHE 301A Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics (Lecture Only)

Not open to Chemistry or Biochemistry majors.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 112 Min Grade D and (PHY 112 Min Grade D or PHY 102 Min Grade D) and MAT 132 Min Grade D

CHE 302 Physical Chemistry II

Course Description: Topics include: spectroscopic methods of studying molecular structure, electrical and magnetic properties of molecules, symmetry and group theory, chemical kinetics, liquids, catalysis and an introduction to quantum chemistry and statistical thermodynamics.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 301 Min Grade D and MAT 236 Min Grade D

CHE 302A Physical Chemistry II (Lecture II)

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 301 Min Grade D and MAT 236 Min Grade D

CHE 305 Quantum Chemistry

Course Description: A course of study in the theory and application of quantum mechanics in chemistry. Among topics considered are: mathematics for quantum chemistry, Schrodinger and Heisenberg approaches, the hydrogen atom, approximation methods, electronic structure of diatomic and polyatomic molecules, and group theoretical procedures.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 302 Min Grade D

CHE 322 Advanced Chemistry Course

3 credits

CHE 326 Biochemistry

Course Description: Study of structure and biological function of proteins, enzymes and coenzymes; enzyme kinetics; metabolism - glycolysis, TCA cycle, lipid degradation, amino acid degradation; electron transport; nucleic acids - RNA, DNA, replication, transcription; genetic code; protein synthesis.

Course Rotation: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

(CHE 224 Min Grade D or CHE 132 Min Grade D) and BIO 101 Min Grade D

CHE 326A Biochemistry (Lecture Only)

3 credits

CHE 328 Advanced Biochemistry

Course Description: Advanced study of selected topics in biochemistry and molecular biology. Topics include: enzymology; metabolism and oxidative phosphorylation; membranes and transport; photosynthesis; muscle action; hormones; control of gene expression; eukaryote chromosomes; viruses; recombinant DNA; immunology.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 326 Min Grade D

CHE 329 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory

This is a required course for Biochemistry majors.

Course Description: Isolation, characterization and analysis of DNA, RNA and the enzymes that control their synthesis. Induction-repression and gene transformation experimentation in a bacterial system.

Course Rotation: Spring.

2 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 326 Min Grade D

CHE 330 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Students must fulfill the prerequisites or request permission from the Department Chair.

Course Description: A study which focuses on trends in properties, structure, and reactivity of inorganic elements and their compounds, with emphasis on symmetry and molecular orbital theory. Laboratory experiments emphasize techniques and analytical methods used in the synthesis and structural analysis of inorganic compounds.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 224 Min Grade D and CHE 302 Min Grade D

CHE 330 Advanced Inorganic

4 credits

CHE 331 Instrumental Analysis

Course Description: Theory and practice of instrumental measurement including spectrophotometric, electro-analytical, chromatographic techniques, and other instrumental methods as applied to analytical chemistry.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 221 Min Grade D and CHE 301 Min Grade D

CHE 333 Advanced Chemistry Course

3 credits

CHE 338 Spectroscopy

4 credits

CHE 370 Advanced Biophysical Chemistry: Membrane Transport and Ionic Channels

Course Description:With the realization that a controlled transport of materials between the cell and the environment and between the various compartments of a cell is essential for the cell?s proper functioning, a great deal of studies has been devoted to membrane transport. This course is an account of the physic-chemical principles and mechanisms found to be involved in the membrane transport. Ionic channel; are elementary excitable elements in the cell membranes of nerve, muscle, and other tissues. Sperm, white blood cells, and endocrine glands all also require channels to act. They produce and transducer electrical signals in living cells. Recently, new techniques of biochemistry, pharmacology, and membrane biophysics have played an increasingly wide role in studying ionic transport across biomembranes. This course is meant to be accessible to undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry, physics, biology, pharmacology, physiology, a and other discipline who are interested in excitable cells. Being multidisciplinary per se, the course introduces all the major ideas that a student in the area would be expected to know including physic-chemical principles of membranes: theories of membrane transport: passive, facilitated, and active transport; membrane electrochemistry and physiology, ionic channels and their reconstitution in lipid bilayers, blocking and separation of Na, K and Ca currents through ionic channels; experimental techniques for the study and characterization of biomembranes and ionic channels. Lab experiments on fabrication spherical (liposomes) and planar lipid bilayers are also included as part of the course. Upon completion of the course, students are expected to understand the molecular and physicochemical mechanisms underlying the ionic permeability changes in the course of excitation and signaling which can be accounted for by the opening and closing of different ionic channels.

Course Rotation: PLV:Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 301 Min Grade D and CHE 302 Min Grade D and CHE 326 Min Grade D

CHE 392 Chemistry Seminar I

Prerequisite: Junior standing except for Engineering students.

Course Description: The student will make presentations for group discussion on current advances and research in chemistry. Required of all chemistry majors in the junior year.

Course Rotation: Fall.

1 credits

CHE 395 Independent Study in Chemistry

Prerequisite: Junior standing and a Minimum CQPA of 3.00.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 9 credits

CHE 480 Research in Chemistry

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: Conference, library and laboratory research. Students will pursue, by selection and individual invitation of the departmental faculty, research projects under faculty supervision in the areas of inorganic, organic, biochemical, physical and analytical chemistry. Each student will submit a report of his or her research at the close of the semester and give an oral presentation.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

CHE 492 Chemistry Seminar II

Prerequisite: Senior standing, except Engineering students.

Course Description: The student will make presentations for group discussion on current advances and research in chemistry. Required of all chemistry majors in the Senior year.

Course Rotation: Spring.

1 credits